Riverside cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexRiversideOhioNational
Cost of living index8991100
IndexRiversideOhioNational
Goods & Services index10496100
Groceries index10799100
Health care index9196100
Housing index6075100
Transportation index9695100
Utilities index101101100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Riverside, OH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Riverside, OH being 89, that puts it 1% lower than the average of Ohio and 11% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Riverside, OH, the price of goods and services are 8% higher than the average of Ohio as well as 4% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Riverside is 1% lower than the Ohio average.
  • The cost of living in Riverside is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Riverside is 40% lower than the national average.
  • Ohio general sales tax is 13% higher than the national average.
  • Ohio state income tax is 76% lower than the national average.

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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Riverside, OH to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Riverside, OH, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Riverside, OH salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$49,910$4,159$1,164$1,497
Renters$32,932$2,744$768$988
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Riverside, OH by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Riverside, OH have a median income of $49,910. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,164 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $32,932, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $768.

Ohio Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Ohio5.75%8%

Ohio Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Ohio0.528%5.333%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Riverside, OH, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Ohio, as well as the rate for income tax in Ohio. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Ohio is 8%, and the sales tax in the state of Ohio is 5.75%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Ohio starts from 0.528% and goes up to 5.333%.

Goods & Services

ItemRiversideNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.00$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $47.40$34.6836.7%
Toothpaste $2.87$2.4716.0%
Shampoo $1.25$1.0222.3%
Movie $11.63$9.8717.9%
Bowling $5.50$4.3925.2%

Groceries

ItemRiversideNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.49$4.4822.6%
Fried Chicken $1.91$1.4630.5%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $3.39$3.0610.7%
Pizza $8.39$9.249.2%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemRiversideNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.35$99.7813.5%
Doctor $78.50$105.0325.3%
Dentist $84.00$88.705.3%
Ibuprofen $9.01$9.414.3%
Lipitor $304.35$298.502.0%

Housing

ItemRiversideNational avg.Difference
Home Price $89,000.00$175,700.0049.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $811.81$1,081.0324.9%
Apartment Rent $759.00$920.0017.5%

Transportation

ItemRiversideNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.02$2.093.3%
Tire Balancing $41.99$45.297.3%

Utilities

ItemRiversideNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.29$170.8015.5%
Phone $34.95$28.2623.7%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Centerville, OH12781-19%
Drexel, OH1,87284-16%
Highland Holiday, OH40784-16%
Dayton, OH141,77686-14%
Crystal Lakes, OH1,39887-13%
Riverside, OH25,14389-11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Carrollton, GA25,13895-5%
Statesville, NC25,13293-7%
South Portland, ME25,15411616%
Woodstock, IL25,12197-3%
Salem, VA25,12093-7%
Riverside, OH25,14389-11%
Source: The Riverside, OH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.